Waiting (Paula Wiseman Books)
After her brother’s death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this gripping novel.Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and... show more
After her brother’s death, a teen struggles to rediscover love and find redemption in this gripping novel.Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Was it London’s fault? Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself—and ultimately redemption—in this authentic and affecting novel from award-winning novelist Carol Lynch Williams.
Publish date: 2012-05-01
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Beautiful! There are like, a million and a half YA novels about grief, so it means a lot when one really stands out like this one does. The story, the plotting and pace, the voice, the language, the characters, all lovely. You should read it.
Carol Lynch Williams has written a very powerful and moving story about a young woman's struggle to regain her footing in life after the suicide of her brother. The book is structured in a very unique way that adds to the intensity of it. The story is told in first person by London and is put togeth...
Not my favorite by her; liked The Chosen One and Adeline Street better. I did like the free verse format and I definitely wanted to b*tch slap her mother. However some of the plot twists didn't seem that believable, they seemed more like attempts to tie up the loose ends/gaps in the plot.
When the best part of a family dies, everyone falls apart.My first Carol Lynch Williams novel. I'm pretty much hyped to start reading this but also having second thoughts since it seems to be very sad and depressing and I'm really not in the mood for some sappy sad stories at that moment, but then I...
*head desk* *head desk* *head desk* What did I just read? There were so many things that made me pull my hair. I am going to name them and try not end up sounding like a bitch: 1. The MC - she is walking through life like a living corpse. And finally she decides to do something and that is to date t...